INFORMED CONSENT AND AGREEMENT TO USE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS AND SIGNATURES (“Consent and Agreement”)
Please carefully review this Informed Consent and Agreement to Use Electronic Documents and Signatures. If you consent and agree to electronically receive, review and sign the documents in the envelope subject to the terms below, check the “I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures” box and then click the “Review Document” button below.
Why We Are Asking for Your Consent
We must ask for and obtain your consent before using electronic documents and signatures in its relationship with you. This is for documents such as investment advisory and financial planning agreements with us and account agreements and related documents with the Custodian, as described in more detail below. We and the Custodian are each required by law to give you certain information “in writing” which means you are entitled to receive and review paper documents and, if your signature is required, to sign the paper documents by hand. In order to use an electronic process instead of paper, we and the Custodian need your consent.
Your Consent and Agreement and What it Means
Your Consent is optional. It is solely up to you whether or not to do so. If you want to use electronic documents and signatures, then you must consent and agree to the terms and conditions relating to the system and process that we and the Custodian will use, as set forth below. You will be asked for your consent each time we send you an envelope of electronic documents.
By checking the “I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures” box and then clicking the “Review Documents” button below, you will be giving your informed consent and agreement to use the electronic documents and signature system and process described below to electronically receive, review, and electronically sign paperless documents sent to you in electronic envelopes. You will be agreeing to be bound by any documents you electronically sign the same as if you had received a paper copy of the document and signed it by hand with an ink pen. If you do not agree to the terms of this Consent and Agreement, do not check the “I agree” box. Note that even if you agree now, in the future after receiving an electronic document, you will be able to choose whether or not to electronically sign that document or ask for a paper version to sign. You may also withdraw your consent as described below.
To Whom You are Giving Your Consent
This Consent and Agreement is between you and either (a) the independent investment advisory firm whose investment advisory agreement or other Advisor Form (as defined below) is presented for your electronic signature (“Investment Advisor”) or (b) or the Broker-Dealer/Custodian whose account application or other Custodian Form (as defined below) is presented for your electronic signature (the “Custodian”), depending on whether the documents presented to you are Advisor Forms or Custodian Forms, as defined below. We are independent of and not owned, affiliated with or supervised by the Custodian. If the electronic document presented is an Advisor Form, then this Consent and Agreement is between you and us. If the electronic document presented is a Custodian Form, then this Consent and Agreement is between you and the Custodian. For ease of reference, the terms “Counterparty,” “we” and “us” as used in this Consent and Agreement refer to either Investment Advisor or the Custodian, as applicable, based on whether the electronic document presented is an Advisor Form or a Custodian Form, as defined below.
What Documents You will Receive Electronically
By agreeing to this Consent and Agreement you will receive, review and sign electronically the electronic documents presented in the envelope. These electronic documents may include, but are not limited to
- Investment Advisor’s documents, such as, but not limited to, Investment Advisor’s investment advisory or similar agreement, and Investment Advisor’s Form ADV or other disclosure brochure (“Advisor Forms”).
- Custodian documents, such as, but not limited to, the account application agreement and other documents and forms relating to your account with the Custodian (“Custodian Forms”).
We may always, in our sole discretion, provide you with any document on paper, even if you have authorized electronic delivery. Sometimes the law, or our agreement with you, requires you to give us a written notice. You must still provide these notices to us on paper, unless we tell you how to deliver the notice to us electronically.
How you will Receive Electronic Documents
Investment Advisor is your agent who chooses which electronic documents to send you for review and electronic signature. This is the case whether those documents are Advisor Forms or Custodian Forms. Investment Advisor will place electronic documents, which may or may not require your signature, in an electronic envelope on the DocuSign system (as described below), and a link to the envelope will be emailed to you. You will access the envelope and electronic documents, review them, and, if you choose, electronically sign them using the DocuSign system. Investment Advisor, and not the Custodian, is responsible for the content of the electronic documents sent to you. Even if the electronic documents are Custodian Forms, they will be selected and prepared by Investment Advisor and sent to you at the direction and on behalf of Investment Advisor. You acknowledge and agree that if you receive any information or electronic document that is erroneous, not intended for you, or, in the case of Custodian Forms, deemed ineligible for electronic signature by the Custodian upon its receipt, it is solely the responsibility of Investment Advisor and not the Custodian. You agree to immediately notify Investment Advisor if you receive any electronic document or information that appears to be in error or not intended for you.
How Electronically Signed Documents are Processed
You acknowledge and agree to the following regarding your receipt of electronic documents and your use of electronic signatures If an electronic document requires the signatures of others besides you, it will not be submitted to Counterparty for processing or effective as to its contents or any actions it instructs or authorizes until all required signatures have been obtained. If any party whose signature is required declines to electronically sign, then the electronic signature of any party previously obtained will not be effective, and all parties will be required to hand sign a paper document.
Withdrawing Your Consent
Counterparty will ask you for this Consent and Agreement each time it presents an envelope of electronic documents. Once you give your Consent and Agreement for an envelope, you cannot withdraw it for that envelope. You can, however, choose not to give your consent in the future when you are presented with subsequent envelopes. If you do this, you will be unable to proceed electronically and you may be required to use paper documents and signatures. If you give your Consent and Agreement for an envelope, although you may not withdraw it, you can still choose not to electronically sign any or all electronic documents in that envelope. Once you electronically sign a particular document, you cannot withdraw the Consent and Agreement for that document, but you can choose to not electronically sign any other documents included in the same envelope. In addition, before you complete an electronic signature of a document, you may cancel and exit the electronic signing process before clicking the “Confirm Signing” (or other similarly titled button) and closing your browser.
Retaining Electronic Documents
You should retain a copy of all electronic documents we provide to you, including this Consent and Agreement, for your future reference. You can do this by printing the page on paper or saving it to your computer or mobile device. A copy of this Consent and Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time for consents to be given in the future, will also be available to you at www.innovativewealth.com/edsa.
Getting Paper Documents
If instead of receiving and signing electronic documents, you would rather use paper documents, you should contact Investment Advisor. If you electronically sign a document, you can, in addition to printing a paper copy and/or saving it to your computer, obtain a paper copy from Counterparty by contacting Investment Advisor or the Custodian.
Hardware and Software Requirements
In order to receive electronic documents and electronically sign them, you will need access to a computer or mobile device with internet service and access to an email account. In order to access the electronic documents sent to you, your computer or mobile device must meet certain requirements, the current version of which is shown below. These requirements will change from time to time, and without notice to you, as third-party technology providers update their products. You can visit www.docusign.com/legal/terms-and-conditions for the most up to date system requirements. These requirements include (1) an operating system and internet browser that together support the display of PDF documents; and (2) up-to-date PDF reader software. If you have questions related to the current requirements, please contact Investment Advisor or DocuSign
The Current Version of software and hardware that meets these requirements is identified below. By “Current Version,” we mean a version of the software that is currently being supported by its publisher. We reserve the right to discontinue support of a Current Version if, in our sole opinion, it suffers from a security flaw or other flaw that makes it unsuitable for use in the transaction.
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Mac OS®X
Final release versions of Internet Explorer® 7.0 or above (Windows only), Mozilla® Firefox Current
Version (Windows and Mac), Safari 6.2 or above (Mac only), Google Chrome® – Current Version
Apple iOS 6.0 or above; Android 4.0 or above
Acrobat® or similar software may be required to view and print PDF files
1024 x 768 minimum
Enabled Security Settings
Allow per session cookies
If accessing the DocuSign system via a mobile device, please understand that wireless network coverage and Wi-Fi network speed varies by provider and geographic location. Counterparty is not responsible for limitations and/or failures in performance associated with any wireless or Wi-Fi service used to access the DocuSign system or for the security of any wireless or Wi-Fi service (see “Security and Privacy Information,” below).
Updating Your Email Address and Other Contact information
It is your responsibility to provide us with accurate and complete e-mail address and other contact information, and to maintain and update promptly any changes in this information. In addition, Counterparty may periodically ask you to confirm or update your email and any other information needed to contact you electronically. You may update your email address by contacting Investment Advisor. You are responsible to contact the Custodian directly to update your e-mail address. Investment Advisor cannot update your e-mail with Custodian.
Security and Privacy Information
In accessing electronic documents and electronically signing them, you should use a computer operating system that has a firewall (software that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to your computer by blocking suspicious people or websites) and that it is turned on and up-to-date. You should also make sure that your computer has anti-virus software that it is turned on and that your subscription is current.
Emails sending you links to envelopes with electronic documents for electronic signature are not encrypted (unless the email expressly says that it is encrypted); but the contents of the envelopes are protected. For security and confidentiality, unencrypted emails will not include your name, full account number, or any other personal identifier. Be aware, however, that some email addresses may use part or all of your name. If you use a work email address, your employer or other employees may have access to your email. Although Counterparty believes that email is a reasonably reliable method of delivery, as with any form of communication, there is a risk of mis-delivery or interception.
Accessing the DocuSign system via a mobile device involves the electronic transmission of information across the networks of your wireless service provider. Counterparty is not responsible for the privacy or security of wireless data transmissions. Use only reputable service providers and check with your wireless service provider for information about its privacy and security practices.
The Effect of Your Consent and Agreement
By checking the “I agree to use Electronic Records and Signatures” box and then clicking the “Review Documents” button below you are providing your electronic signature on this Agreement and indicating that you acknowledge, agree and demonstrate that
- You have read this Consent and Agreement and understand it.
- You consent to electronically receive and review the electronic documents included in the electronic envelopes that will be sent to you.
- You have the hardware and software described above, an active email account, and you can (1) access, view, and print on paper or save on your computer this electronic Consent and Agreement and the electronic documents and (2) access the Web sites described above, including their content, in either HTML or PDF formats, as applicable.
- Your electronic signature on any of the electronic documents, including this Consent and Agreement, will bind you to that document the same as if you had signed a paper copy of the document with an ink pen. You will not contest the validity or enforceability of any electronic document you receive or electronically sign because the document and your signature are in electronic form.
- You understand that you should contact Investment Advisor to report any problem with the electronic signature process.
Last updated: April 02, 2023